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Power Paper and GE collaborate to develop self–powered OLED lighting


January 7, 2010
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Power Paper, an Infinity Group portfolio company, and GE Global Research, the technology development arm for the General Electric Company, signed an agreement to jointly develop self–powered OLED lighting devices. They claim that by using low–cost, high–volume manufacturing processes, these devices can be deployed in a wide variety of environments from military ships to night–time jogging vests. The collaboration is supported by a Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD Foundation) program.

John Ouseph, GE Commercial & Industrial business programs manager,
said, “Our goal is to design lighting products that are less intrusive,
have greater flexibility, and can be easily installed or modified based
on changes in the application.”

Under the terms of the agreement, the collaboration will combine Power
Paper’s thin–film batteries and GE’s Organic Light Emitting Diode
(OLED) technology. The goal of the GE–Power Paper–BIRD project is to
develop a first generation of self–powered OLED lighting products and
identify next generation technologies with enhanced capabilities. The
length of the program is 12 months.